Sunday, October 19, 2014

Egypt: Why Is It That Cairo is Urging Its Citizens Not to Travel to Ebola Nations, But US Isn't?

According to, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Saturday (October 18) warned its citizens against traveling to seven nations in central and west Africa following the rising number of Ebola-stricken patients in a number of countries in this region.

The travel warning was issued against Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Angola, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Senegal, state-run MENA quoted Ambassador Hossam Eissa, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs as saying.
COMMENT: The Ebola death toll has risen to 4,555 out of a total 9,216 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases in the affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, the United States of America, and Spain, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated in an update released on Friday (October 17) on its website.
According to WHO's Ebola fact-sheet, symptoms of the disease include fever, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.

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